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U.K. County/Unitary Authority High Points

Showing Rob Woodall's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (181 out of 185, or 97.84%)

RankCounty/Unitary AuthorityConstituent CountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 4)Ascent Date
 Kingston upon HullEngland or South Field12England HillsUnknown
1.LancashireEnglandGreen Hill627England HillsUnknown
1.StaffordshireEnglandCheeks Hill-South Slope520England HillsUnknown
1.KentEnglandBetsom's Hill250England HillsUnknown
1.HampshireEnglandPilot Hill286England HillsUnknown
1.DevonEnglandHigh Willhays621England HillsUnknown
1.CarmarthenshireWalesFan Foel781Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Rhondda Cynon TaffWalesCraig y Llyn-East Slope590Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Edinburgh CityScotlandEast Cairn Hill567Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.BridgendWalesWerfa568Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Merthyr TydfilWalesMerthyr Common531Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.WrexhamWalesCraig Berwyn790Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.West LothianScotlandWest Cairn Hill562Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.Aberdeen CityScotlandBrimmond Hill266Grampian MountainsUnknown
1.Dundee CityScotlandGallow Hill175Southern Scotland-Isle of ManUnknown
1.CaerphillyWalesPen March535Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.DenbighshireWalesCadair Berwyn-North Top827Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
 DenbighshireWales or Moel Sych827Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.North East LincolnshireEnglandWold Newton117England HillsUnknown
1.DoncasterEnglandForedoles Head144England HillsUnknown
1.BarnsleyEnglandHoar Stones514England HillsUnknown
1.KirkleesEnglandBlack Hill582England HillsUnknown
1.WakefieldEnglandWoolley Edge176England HillsUnknown
1.CalderdaleEnglandWay Stone Edge482England HillsUnknown
1.BradfordEnglandWithins Height-Northeast Slope457England HillsUnknown
1.YorkEnglandStock Hill44England HillsUnknown
1.SeftonEnglandMelling Mount36England HillsUnknown
1.WiganEnglandBillinge Hill-North Top169England HillsUnknown
1.BoltonEnglandWinter Hill-Southeast Slope447England HillsUnknown
1.BuryEnglandScholes Height415England HillsUnknown
1.RochdaleEnglandBlackstone Edge474England HillsUnknown
 RochdaleEngland or Hail Storm Hill-Southeast Slope474England Hills 
1.SheffieldEnglandHowden Edge550England HillsUnknown
1.RotherhamEnglandFir Hill157England HillsUnknown
1.WirralEnglandPoll Hill108Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.LiverpoolEnglandWoolton Hill89England HillsUnknown
1.KnowsleyEnglandKnowsley Park100England HillsUnknown
1.StockportEnglandMellor Moor327England HillsUnknown
 StockportEngland or Robin Hood's Picking Rods327England HillsUnknown
1.TamesideEnglandHoarstone Edge497England HillsUnknown
1.Kingston upon HullEnglandSouth Field12England HillsUnknown
1.Stockton-on-TeesEnglandThorpe Larches82England HillsUnknown
 Stockton-on-TeesEngland or Boy Hill82England HillsUnknown
1.HartlepoolEnglandWhelly Hill142England HillsUnknown
1.MiddlesbroughEnglandQuarry Hill100England HillsUnknown
1.North TynesideEnglandCamperdown86England HillsUnknown
1.South TynesideEnglandBoldon Hills93England HillsUnknown
1.SunderlandEnglandThe Moors174England HillsUnknown
1.WolverhamptonEnglandSedgley Beacon-East Slope235England HillsUnknown
1.DudleyEnglandCawney Hill251England HillsUnknown
1.North SomersetEnglandBlagdon Hill Farm242England HillsUnknown
1.Bath and North East SomersetEnglandNiver Hill264England HillsUnknown
1.BristolEnglandDundry Hill East160England HillsUnknown
1.BirminghamEnglandRednal Hill-North Top250England HillsUnknown
1.Brighton and HoveEnglandBullock Hill197England HillsUnknown
1.SouthamptonEnglandBassett Avenue82England HillsUnknown
1.DarlingtonEnglandDere Street219England HillsUnknown
1.TorbayEnglandBeacon Hill196England HillsUnknown
1.ReadingEnglandPark Lane (Tilehurst)103England HillsUnknown
1.WokinghamEnglandBowsey Hill142England HillsUnknown
1.Windsor and MaidenheadEnglandAshley Hill145England HillsUnknown
1.SloughEnglandEast Burnham Park51England HillsUnknown
1.Medway TownsEnglandHolly Hill172England HillsUnknown
1.HaltonEnglandHalton Castle100England HillsUnknown
1.BlackpoolEnglandWarbreck Reservoir34England HillsUnknown
1.HerefordshireEngland/WalesBlack Mountain703Wales and Welsh BorderUnknown
1.Greater LondonEnglandWesterham Heights245England HillsUnknown
1.Causeway Coast and GlensNorthern IrelandMullaghaneany627Northeast IrelandUnknown
64.GwyneddWalesSnowdon1085Wales and Welsh Border1970-06-01
65.ConwyWalesCarnedd Llewelyn1064Wales and Welsh Border1976-06-01
66.DerbyshireEnglandKinder Scout636England Hills1977-01-01
67.Perth and KinrossScotlandBen Lawers1214Grampian Mountains1981-06-10
68.Argyll and ButeScotlandBen Cruachan1126Grampian Mountains1981-08-29
69.HighlandScotlandBen Nevis1344Grampian Mountains1981-09
70.PowysWalesPen y Fan886Wales and Welsh Border1983
71.MorayScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian Mountains1987-06-02
71.AberdeenshireScotlandBen Macdui1309Grampian Mountains1987-06-02
73.AngusScotlandGlas Maol1068Grampian Mountains1988-06-14
74.StirlingScotlandBen More1174Grampian Mountains1989-05-27
75.South LanarkshireScotlandCulter Fell748Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1989-07-09
76.Isles of ScillyEnglandTelegraph Tower51England Hills1990-01-01
77.MidlothianScotlandBlackhope Scar651Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1990-08-27
78.Scottish BordersScotlandBroad Law840Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1990-08-28
79.DurhamEnglandMickle Fell790England Hills1990-10-26
79.NorthumberlandEnglandThe Cheviot815England Hills1990-10-26
81.North AyrshireScotlandGoat Fell874Scotland Islands1992-05-25
82.Dumfries and GallowayScotlandMerrick843Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1992-06-21
83.ClackmannanshireScotlandBen Cleuch721Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1992-06-22
84.East AyrshireScotlandBlackcraig Hill700Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1992-06-23
85.Western IslesScotlandClisham799Scotland Islands1993-06-10
86.Neath Port TalbotWalesCraig y Llyn600Wales and Welsh Border1997
87.Newry, Mourne and DownNorthern IrelandSlieve Donard853Northeast Ireland1997-06-21
88.CumbriaEnglandScafell Pike978England Hills1997-06-22
89.CeredigionWalesPlynlimon752Wales and Welsh Border1997-11-16
90.OldhamEnglandBlack Chew Head541England Hills1997-12-20
91.FifeScotlandWest Lomond522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man1998-04-11
92.TorfaenWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh Border1998-05-16
92.Blaenau GwentWalesCoety Mountain578Wales and Welsh Border1998-05-16
94.Shetland IslandsScotlandRonas Hill450Scotland Islands1998-06-14
95.Isle of AngleseyWalesHolyhead Mountain220Wales and Welsh Border1998-08-02
96.PembrokeshireWalesFoel Cwmcerwyn536Wales and Welsh Border1998-09-05
97.MonmouthshireWalesChwarel y Fan679Wales and Welsh Border1998-10-26
98.Saint HelensEnglandBillinge Hill179England Hills1998-11-08
98.Blackburn with DarwenEnglandWinter Hill456England Hills1998-11-08
100.East Riding of YorkshireEnglandBishop Wilton Wold248England Hills1998-12-11
101.Redcar and ClevelandEnglandGisborough Moor328England Hills1998-12-12
102.NewportWalesWentwood309Wales and Welsh Border1998-12-18
103.CardiffWalesGarth Hill307Wales and Welsh Border1998-12-19
104.SwanseaWalesMynydd y Betws373Wales and Welsh Border1998-12-20
105.East SussexEnglandDitchling Beacon248England Hills1999-06-20
105.SurreyEnglandLeith Hill294England Hills1999-06-20
107.CornwallEnglandBrown Willy420England Hills1999-08-28
108.WiltshireEnglandMilk Hill294England Hills1999-09-17
108.BuckinghamshireEnglandHaddington Hill267England Hills1999-09-17
108.West BerkshireEnglandWalbury Hill297England Hills1999-09-17
111.DorsetEnglandLewesdon Hill279England Hills1999-09-18
112.GloucestershireEnglandCleeve Common330England Hills1999-10-10
113.EssexEnglandChrishall Common147England Hills2000
113.NorthamptonshireEnglandArbury Hill225England Hills2000
 NorthamptonshireEngland or Big Hill225England Hills2012
113.NottinghamshireEnglandNewtonwood Lane205England Hills2000
113.Glasgow CityScotlandCathkin Braes200Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2000
113.Vale of GlamorganWalesTair Onnen137Wales and Welsh Border2000
113.North LincolnshireEnglandSaxby Wold102England Hills2000
113.WalsallEnglandBarr Beacon227England Hills2000
113.SwindonEnglandLiddington Hill276England Hills2000
113.Milton KeynesEnglandBow Brickhill171England Hills2000
113.PortsmouthEnglandFort Southwick122England Hills2000
113.Bracknell ForestEnglandSurrey Hill130England Hills2000
113.Cheshire West and ChesterEnglandRaw Head227Wales and Welsh Border2000
125.East LothianScotlandMeikle Says Law535Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2000-02-18
126.Isle of WightEnglandSt Boniface Down241England Hills2000-06-03
127.LeicestershireEnglandBardon Hill278England Hills2001-01-01
127.SomersetEnglandDunkery Beacon519England Hills2001-01-01
129.East RenfrewshireScotlandCorse Hill376Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2001-11-16
130.West DunbartonshireScotlandDuncolm401Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2001-11-17
131.NorfolkEnglandBeacon Hill105England Hills2001-12-09
131.CambridgeshireEnglandGreat Chishill146England Hills2001-12-09
133.HertfordshireEnglandPavis Wood244England Hills2001-12-15
133.OxfordshireEnglandWhitehorse Hill261England Hills2001-12-15
135.SandwellEnglandTurner's Hill271England Hills2001-12-30
136.WarwickshireEnglandEbrington Hill261England Hills2001-12-31
137.Orkney IslandsScotlandWard Hill481Scotland Islands2002-08-02
138.RenfrewshireScotlandHill of Stake522Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2002-08-10
139.Central BedfordshireEnglandDunstable Downs243England Hills2002-10-20
140.RutlandEnglandCold Overton Park197England Hills2002-11-04
141.SuffolkEnglandGreat Wood128England Hills2002-11-09
142.GatesheadEnglandCurrock Hill-East Top259England Hills2002-11-17
143.ShropshireEnglandBrown Clee Hill540Wales and Welsh Border2004-07-17
144.East DunbartonshireScotlandEarl's Seat578Southern Scotland-Isle of Man2004-08-29
145.Telford and WrekinEnglandThe Wrekin407Wales and Welsh Border2005-01-03
146.WorcestershireEnglandWorcestershire Beacon425Wales and Welsh Border2005-02-11
147.Fermanagh and OmaghCavan/Northern IrelandCuillagh665Western Ireland2005-05-04
148.Derry and StrabaneNorthern IrelandSawel Mountain678Northeast Ireland2005-05-07
149.FlintshireWalesMoel Famau554Wales and Welsh Border2005-07-16
150.LincolnshireEnglandThe Wolds168England Hills2005-10-01
151.Cheshire EastEnglandShining Tor559England Hills2006-03-25
152.North YorkshireEnglandWhernside736England Hills2006-11-19
153.West SussexEnglandBlack Down280England Hills2007-05-20
154.BedfordshireEnglandThe Slipe107England Hills2014
154.Leicester CityEnglandNether Hall110England Hills2014
154.CoventryEnglandCorley Moor167England Hills2014
154.SolihullEnglandMeighs Wood185England Hills2014
154.LutonEnglandWhitehill-Butterfield Green178England Hills2014
154.Stoke-on-TrentEnglandMeir Heath250England Hills2014
154.PeterboroughEnglandRacecourse Road81England Hills2014
154.Nottingham CityEnglandNottingham M1132England Hills2014
162.PlymouthEnglandWoolwell Road162England Hills2015
162.WarringtonEnglandAppleton Park105England Hills2015
162.Newcastle upon TyneEnglandWesterhope131England Hills2015
162.TraffordEnglandGreen Walk (Bowdon)67England Hills2015
162.ManchesterEnglandHeaton Park108England Hills2015
162.SalfordEnglandNewcombe Drive116England Hills2015
162.BournemouthEnglandRingwood Road65England Hills2015
162.PooleEnglandCorfe Hills78England Hills2015
162.South GloucestershireEnglandHanging Hill237England Hills2015
171.Derby CityEnglandAllestree Park138England Hills2015-01-24
172.Southend-on-SeaEnglandLondon Road61England Hills2015-01-25
 Southend-on-SeaEngland or Heath Mount61England HillsUnknown
172.ThurrockEnglandLangdon Hill-Southwest slope116England Hills2015-01-25
174.Armagh, Banbridge and CraigavonNorthern IrelandCarrigatuke365Northeast Ireland2015-05
174.Mid and East AntrimNorthern IrelandSlievenanee543Northeast Ireland2015-05
174.Mid UlsterNorthern IrelandOughtmore569Northeast Ireland2015-05
174.Antrim and NewtownabbeyNorthern IrelandDivis-West Slope455Northeast Ireland2015-05
174.BelfastNorthern IrelandDivis478Northeast Ireland2015-05
174.Lisburn and CastlereaghNorthern IrelandCollin328Northeast Ireland2015-05
174.Ards and North DownNorthern IrelandCairngaver214Northeast Ireland2015-05
181.LeedsEnglandBurley Moor342England Hills2015-10
 InverclydeScotlandCreuch Hill441Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 FalkirkScotlandDarrach Hill357Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 North LanarkshireScotlandCort-ma Law - East Top527Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 
 South AyrshireScotlandKirriereoch Hill-Northwest Slope782Southern Scotland-Isle of Man 

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List Description

The United Kingdom has been re-organizing its local government for the past 20 years or so, making the county (and county-equivalent) situation here quite a jumbled mess. Here, the following scheme is used:

  • England: 120 areas: 48 unitary authorities, 36 metropolitan boroughs, 35 counties, and Greater London. The boroughs of London are sometimes treated as county equivalents, but the usual practice is to consider Greater London as one unit. Changes to this structure in the future are certainly possible, given recent history.
  • Wales: 22 unitary authorities (former counties now gone)
  • Scotland: 32 unitary authorities (former counties now gone)
  • Northern Ireland: 11 districts. These are new as of 2015 and replaced 26 little-loved district councils, which in turn replaced the traditional 6 counties in 1973.

This gives us a total of 185 second-level administrative units for the United Kingdom. It's a somewhat motely menagerie of different animals, but it's the best we can do given the evolving changes.

Another possible list is based on the historic counties or "lieutenancies", which eliminates many of the smaller metropolitan boroughs and unitary authorities. But that list has almost zero governmental reality behind it. So this list, despite its shortcomings, at least has real administrative machinery behind it.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Peter Stone, who helped by adding many of these peaks to the database. I was also aided in my research by the Hill Bagging web site.

Links

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